Local & Regional
7:57 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Snow Storm Ends

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Panhandle starts to dig out after snow storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Roads remained closed in the Oklahoma Panhandle a day after an early winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the region.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman Larry Clore said all major roads in Cimarron County, the Panhandle's westernmost county, were closed Tuesday. They included U.S. 287, U.S. 412, U.S. 56 and U.S. 64.

Clore also said U.S. 64 remained closed from Boise City in Cimarron County to Guymon in neighboring Texas County.

The storm also dropped up to three inches of snow in several northwestern Oklahoma counties Tuesday morning before spinning off to the northeast into Kansas. No additional road closures were reported there.

Clore said high winds and blowing snow are hampering efforts to reopen the highways but that all roads would likely be open by Wednesday.